FRIDAY, APRIL 1
So we decided to leave for Macedonia at once,
having concluded that God was calling us to preach the Good News there.
Acts 16:10 (CSB)
ROADBLOCKS AND DETOURS: OBEY IMMEDIATELY
On April 1, 1998, Burger King published a full page advertisement in USA Today announcing the introduction of a new item to their menu: a “Left-Handed Whopper…” specially designed for the 32 million left-handed Americans. According to the advertisement, the new Whopper included the same ingredients as the original Whopper, but all the condiments were rotated 180 degrees for the benefit of their left-handed customers. The following day Burger King issued a follow-up release revealing that although the Left-Handed Whopper was a hoax, thousands of customers had gone into restaurants to request the new sandwich. Simultaneously, according to the press release, “many others requested their own ‘right handed’ version.” (Hoaxes.org – The Top 100 April Fool’s Day Hoaxes of All Time)
It’s amazing what people will respond to with urgency. The left-handed whopper was a hoax, yet people immediately went out to buy one. Yet, when God speaks truth, we are often slow to respond. In Acts 16:10, the disciples left “at once” when they had a clear call from God. Mike used this story to encourage us to obey immediately when God tells us to do something.
Can you think of something God has asked you to do that you still haven’t done? What is keeping you from obeying immediately?
Praise God for a lesson He has taught you from the sermon this past week. Ask God to give you the power to make any changes He is leading you to make.